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Mountain Passes in Himalayas : India

Overall, the Himalayan mountain system is the world’s highest, and is home to the world’s highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders. There are 14 Himalayan peaks with elevation over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft). The rugged terrain makes few routes through the mountains possible. Many times a few questions are asked in every

Time for an indigenous arms industry(HinduEditorial, Defense)

Even as the security environment has deteriorated, India has not managed to escape the exorbitant arms import trap. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter signed the 10-year Defence Trade and Technology Initiative in early June, to extend defence cooperation between the two countries. The move

Allowing judges to be judged(Law,Polity,HinduEditorial)

The Attorney General’s criticism of judges on the grounds of inefficiency is inapplicable when there is no mechanism to assess judicial performance in the first place. To place judicial performance beyond scrutiny would be as myopic as liberty without accountability. If accountability of public officials is the very essence of

Building affordable homes(hinduEditorial)

India’s real estate sector needs large funding, transformative infrastructure development, and supportive regulatory and policy mechanisms to achieve social and economic objectives For Indians, the most important form of social security is to own a house. It is a proxy for their social standing and prestige. But housing is expensive: